The album was released in 1988 on vinyl, cassette, and CD and went on to garner cult-classic status as one of the pioneer efforts of the American power metal movement. The band disbanded in December 1988 before the album had caught on, due to creative disagreements and frustration with their failing record label. Mercenary Records and its parent label Celluloid Records went bankrupt soon after. Sentinel Steel Records reissued the debut album in 2001 through an exclusive agreement with the band. The band reformed and re-recorded the songs from that album, releasing them as A Crystal Revision in 2005. Rob and Kenny continued to record as Sacred Oath, issuing the critically acclaimed comeback album Darkness Visible in 2007 with all four original members. In 2008 they released a live album 'Till Death Do Us Part recorded during their tour of Europe.
This album featured a new guitarist (Billy Smith) and a new bass player (Scott Waite), and established the band as back and fully active in the current music world. In 2009, the new lineup of Sacred Oath recorded their self-titled album, "Sacred Oath," featuring their first single, "Counting Zeros." The music video has featured on MTV2's "Headbangers Ball." However, after recording the album, bassist Scott Waite parted ways before playing any shows. New bass player, Brendan Kelleher, has taken his place and will be playing with Sacred Oath on their world tour. Discography: 1987: A Crystal Vision 2005: A Crystal Revision 2007: Darkness Visible 2008: ...'Till Death Do Us Part (Live Album) 2009: Sacred Oath Band members: Rob Thorne (Real name Rob Volpintesta) – Lead vocals/Guitar (1985–present) Kenny Evans – Drums (1985–present) Bill Smith – Guitar (2008–present) Brendan Kelleher – Bass (2009–present) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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